Current Students - Center for Infrastructure Defense
Mission-Informed Interdependent Infrastructure Vulnerability Analysis
LCDR Amanda Jones | M.S. Thesis in Operations Research (September 2021, expected)
Military missions depend on critical infrastructure systems to provide electricity, fuel, water, mobility, and telecommunications among other services. These systems are also dependent on each other, such that worst-case failures for infrastructure operations can cascade across systems and affect missions. In this work, we will link past methods for interdependent system modeling and assessing the relationship between infrastructure systems and mission essential facilities to assess a mission-informed interdependent system vulnerability. In particular, we will focus on supply chain infrastructure via surface roads for accessing and relocating missions and critical facilities and their vulnerability to interdependent disruptions from power, fuel, water, and/or telecommunications outages.